Marlins hire Mel Stottlemyre Jr. as their pitching coach

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The New York Yankees-ification of the Miami Marlins continues: they’ve hired Mel Stottlemyre Jr. as their pitching coach. They’ve also hired Trey Hillman as their first base coach.

Stottlemyre was never part of the Yankees — he had a cup of coffee with the Royals and that’s it — but his father, Mel Sr., was a Yankees pitcher and pitching coach. Stottlemyre was the Mariners pitching coach for the past three seasons.

Hillman, who managed the Royals from 2008-10, is a former manager in the Yankees’ minor league system — he led the Columbus Clippers for a long time — before becoming Marlins manager Don Mattingly’s bench coach with the Dodgers. Hillman has considerable managerial experience in Asia as well.

The Marlins hired Jeff Livesey as assistant hitting coach to work with hitting coach Mike Pagliarulo, himself a former Yankee. Kevin Barr was promoted to strength and conditioning coach.

Dodgers sign Miguel Rojas to 1-year, $6M deal thru 2024

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with infielder Miguel Rojas on a one-year, $6 million deal that takes him through the 2024 season.

The contract includes a salary of $5 million in 2024 and a club option salary of $5 million in 2025 with a $1 million buyout and charitable contributions.

The 33-year-old Rojas was acquired last month from the Miami Marlins for minor league infielder Jacob Amaya. He returns to the Dodgers for the second time, having made 85 appearances with the club in 2014 as a rookie.

Rojas hit .236 with six home runs and 36 RBIs in 140 games last season. He’s been in the majors for parts of nine seasons while playing five different defensive positions.